The Philippines, as you may know, is a mostly agricultural country. We have farms all around, plus hectares & hectares of rice fields. The less-developed places are amazing, really. There’s nipa huts (bahay kubo) all around, and you don’t even have to worry about the anxieties of modern life (mainly your PC succumbing to a trojan or something).
But then there’s cows.
They’re everywhere. When you’re driving down a rural road, you get to see about 10 of ’em before you reach your destination. In America kids have a game called “spot the car”. We have “spot the cows & close the car windows before the smell fills the car.”
Yes, the smell.
‘Coz I’m gonna rant about cow poo.
Y’know, I have this friend who lives in a semi-rural area. Their place is almost like Smallville, I guess. But they don’t have Kryptonite-induced mutants running around.
Well, his school had a bunch of cows grazing on the football field. Yes, I’m serious. What the cows are for I don’t know.
One monday morning, his class goes to school, only to find their classroom locked. So they wait for a few minutes for the janitor to unlock their room. Lo and behold, in the middle of their classroom was a huge, stinky, steaming pile of COW POO!!!
Imagine: one day you enter your classroom & you find a brown swirl of cowpie.
They never found out how in the world did the cow manage to enter their locked classroom & relieve itself there.
So what’s the point of my story?
Here, have some cereal.
Fudge Ripples. Yum.
Lookit that texture! The color! the shape!
It looks even better when it’s soggy!